Mustangs Soccer Players Earn First Team All-Conference Accolades

by Bob Kent

Tenzin Wangyal (left); Wilson Gonzalez (right)

Tenzin Wangyal (left); Wilson Gonzalez (right)

Mustangs men’s soccer players Wilson Gonzalez and Tenzin Wangyal have been named First Team All-EPAC.

The pair of midfielders was instrumental in securing key wins for head coach Obed Arango’s squad during an 8-4-1 season.

“The honor is well deserved,” said Arango. “Both players have a tremendous work ethic and great vision.”

A resident of Oreland, Pa., Wangyal played four years of soccer at Springfield High School. He moved to the United States with his family in 2008 from India and has certainly found a home with the Mustangs.

“Obviously, it’s a great honor to be included in the all-conference team,” said Wangyal. “But I want to give a big shout-out to my teammates and my coaches, because without them it wouldn’t have been possible.”

Gonzalez echoed those same sentiments, noting that while being named all-conference was a personal goal, his “main goal entering the season was to see the team do well.”

Gonzalez found his stride in the Sept. 20 game at CCP, where he posted a hat trick in an 8-0 shutout win. Wangyal, meanwhile, was a steady presence as a defensive midfielder. On the field the two developed some great chemistry.

“Tenzin’s a very good player who I clicked with since the beginning of season,” said Gonzalez, a graduate of Souderton Area High School. “He’s a very technical and very skilled player.”

As students at Montgomery County Community College, both are carving out their career paths.

Gonzalez is enrolled in the the Exercise Science and Wellness program as he plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist. He hopes to eventually transfer to Temple University, University of Pittsburgh or West Chester University. Wangyal is an Engineering major.

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